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Truth

February 2, 2014

His truth shall be your shield and buckler” (Ps. 91: 4).

Truth is slipping away from us, and ignorance taking hold. This is a dangerous trend.

Opinion rather than accuracy governs public discourse.  We applaud the clever sound bite, the pungent tweet, but must rely on search engines to locate the facts bearing on a subject.  This makes for intellectual laxity. Children learn the rules to 15 different video games, but not the capitol of Nebraska.

According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 42 million Americans cannot read at all. Others can read, but lack comprehension because their rudimentary education failed to provide them sufficient general knowledge for context.

Television programs about aliens now purport to be history; the search for “Bigfoot” and ghosts purports to be science. Paranormal abilities are seriously studied, with children encouraged to explore their own. Nostradamus has become a cottage industry. Psychic hotlines abound. Housewives claim to be clairvoyant.

The Founding Fathers feared mob rule, and justly so. An ignorant populace can be lied to more easily, whether by political or religious leaders. History can more easily be manipulated.

As Christians, we know that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14: 6). Every other source of information is secondary at best. We must hold fast to that knowledge, as the tide of truth goes out.

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2 Comments
  1. Thank you for following my blog, Charlz!

    Blessings,

    A.

  2. Thank you for your support, JD. I so much enjoy your own blog, “A Devoted Life”.

    Blessings,

    A.

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